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Role of Trust in Risk Perception and Risk Management, April 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Slovic, Paul
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • Electric Power Research Institute
Free Keywords
nuclear reactor safety; nuclear reactors; public confidence; risk assessment; risk factors; risk management
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to understand the nature of trust and its role in risk management. The survey was designed to assess the impact of trust on the management of a nuclear power plant. Subjects were asked to indicate whether their trust in the management of the nuclear power plant would be increased or decreased upon learning of 45 hypothetical news events. Each event was rated separately as though it were the only event, and respondents were asked to think carefully about how great an impact each of these events would have on their trust in the management of this fictitious nuclear power plant in their community.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1992
  • Collection date: 1992
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Questionnaires were given to available subjects, mostly students at the University of Oregon.
Collection Mode
  • Produced by Decision Research, Eugene, OR, 1994.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2181 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02181.v1
  • Slovic, Paul. Perceived risk, trust, and democracy. Risk Analysis.13, (6), 675-682.1993.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.1993.tb01329.x (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Slovic, Paul (1998): Role of Trust in Risk Perception and Risk Management, April 1992. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.